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Art and Gardening at the Listening Space Garden

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The Midwinter Gathering – Saturday 2nd December 12-3pm


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Apple pressing & spring bulb planting!

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Next Big Event

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Garden Launch

 

Our official Garden Opening Event is on Saturday 17th June from 3-5pm.

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Patient Online

Sign up for Online Patient Access Now!

Why Wait? You can now book and view your appointments online, request prescriptions, view test results and much more!

Sign up today by clicking here.

 

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Garden Project

The Listening Space

 Brief Overview of the Garden Project at The Caversham Group Practice for the PPG

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Where to Next

 PPG – Where To Next

The Caversham PPG discussed its future activities on 10th January 2017.

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The Listening Space

We are opening our revamped garden space to patients over the next few months and would appreciate your ideas on how you think we could use the space to benefit you; the patients, the most.

If you have any suggestions on usage of the Garden Space or would like to volunteer to help support the gardening group please leave your details in the Suggestion Box at the Practice.

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Dr Ruth Gailer Returning to Practice

Dr Ruth Gailer will be returning to Practice on 17th July 2017

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Baby Clinic Update

PLEASE NOTE; We no longer offer walk-in baby immunizations on the Thursday afternoon baby clinic. An appointment now needs to be booked for this.

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Carers’ week 2016

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Patient Participation Group Meeting Invitation – 10th May @ 18:30 at the Caversham

Dear Friends,

A warm welcome to the Caversham Patients Participation Group meeting on 10th May. The Group’s aim is: To foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. All registered patients at the Caversham are welcome to join the Group and to contribute to its work. We are particularly keen to encourage participation by younger people and from the many ethnic minorities among patients.

Agenda will follow shortly.

Yours faithfully,
Caversham Group Practice

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Agenda Meeting of Caversham PPG 6.30pm on 2 February 2016

  1. Introduction & welcome.
  1. Selection of a new Joint Chair person.
  1. Updates on:
  • Meeting with London Borough of Camden Health & Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee 10.9.15 on closure of GP practices in Camden, and follow-up.
  • Local Medical Committee (Camden) meeting – update on proposals for reshaping general practice
  • Special PPG meeting 17.11.15 on patient participation in Camden GP Federation, and follow-up with Camden North PPG Alliance
  • Work of CPPEG
  • Membership access to NAPP website
  1. Healthwatch Camden report ‘GP participation in Camden – a study of variations’ -questions from PPG members.
  1. Time of future meetings.
  1. Any other business
  • Patient Survey.
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Junior Doctors Strike

The BMA has announced strike action by junior doctors on the following dates:

  • 12 January 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday, 12 January and 8am on Wednesday, 13 January (24 hours)
  • 26 January 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday, 26 January and 8am on Thursday, 28 January (48 hours)
  • 10 February 2016: Full withdrawal of labour between 8am and 5pm on Wednesday, 10 February

For more information relating to the Junior Doctors Strike, please visit http://doctors.strikingly.com/

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Christmas Service & Junior Doctors Strike

Christmas Service

We are closed on the following dates over the festive period. While we are closed, if you have any urgent enquiries please call NHS 111NHS 111 Service
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained advisor, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

We are closed on:

  • Christmas Day, Friday 25th December
  • Monday 28th December
  • New Years Day, 1st January

Additionally, our Baby Clinic service will not run on the following days:

  • Christmas Eve, 24th December
  • New Years Eve, 31st December

Our in-practice Health Vistor service will also not run between Monday 21st December to New Years Day, 1st January as the health visiting staff will be centralised across Camden during the festive period. This means that you can still access Health Visitor advice and support by telephone or at one of their Child Health Clinics on the following dates:

Hunter Street

  • Monday 21st December 1:30PM to 3:30PM
  • Thursday 24th December 9:30AM to 11:00AM

Gospel Oak Health Centre

  • Thursday 24th December 9:30AM to 11:30AM
  • Friday 31st December 1:30PM to 3:30PM

Belsize Prioriy Health Centre

  • Monday 21st Decemember 1:30PM to 3:30PM
  • Tuesday 22nd December 1:30PM to 3:30PM
  • Tuesday 29th December 1:30 to 3:30PM
  • Junior Doctors Strike

    The battle for a safe and fair contract is ongoing.

    The strikes have been postponed until further review on Jan 13th 2016.

    To find more information relating to the junior doctors strike, please visit doctors.strikingly.com

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Flu Vaccines Now Available!

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If you are an eligible patient, please get in touch with the practice to book now

What is Flu?

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week. Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection againthe flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases as flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The influenza vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people. The flu immunisation can be given at the same time as other immunisations; it is often given at the same time as the pneumonia immunisation. It is also safe to be given if you are either pregnant or breast-feeding.

Who should be immunised against the seasonal flu virus?

  • All patients over the age of 65.
  • Pregnant Women.
  • All children aged two to four years old (on 1st September 2015)
  • All children in school years one and two should be vaccinated in school.
  • Children aged over six months with a long term health condition.
  • If you care for someone who is elderly or disabled.
  • If you are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact.
  • If you live in a nursing home or other long-stay residential care accommodation.

In addition to the main at-risk groups of people listed above, you should be immunised if you have been diagnosed with any of the below long term health conditions:

  • Have any on-going (chronic) lung diseases. Examples include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis and severe asthma (needing regular steroid inhalers or tablets). It is also recommended for any child who has previously been admitted to hospital with a chest infection.
  • Have a chronic heart disease. Examples include angina, heart failure or if you have ever had a heart attack.
  • Have a serious kidney disease. Examples include nephrotic syndrome, kidney failure, a kidney transplant.
  • Have a serious liver disease such as cirrhosis.
  • Have diabetes.
  • Have a poor immune system. Examples include if you are receiving chemotherapy or steroid treatment (for more than a month), if you have HIV/AIDS or if you have had your spleen removed.
  • Have certain serious diseases of the nervous system such as multiple sclerosis or have had a stroke in the past.

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Camden Patient Participation Group Newsletter

Camden Patient Participation Group Newsletter – First Edition – Monday 21st September 2015

Contents

  • Welcome Message – Kathy Elliott, Chair of Camden Patient & Public Engagement Group (CPPEG)
  • Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Update
  • NHS England information
  • General Information

Welcome to the first edition of the PPG newsletter.

I have lived in Camden, and on the borders of Camden, for most of the past forty years. Last year I became a member of Caversham Patient Participation Group (PPG), and was also elected to represent the PPG on the Camden Patient and Public Engagement Group (CPPEG). Over the past year I’ve learned a lot about why we get involved and give feedback about our care; the data available to help us understand patient experience; and Camden organisations and services.

PPGs are an important partner for CPPEG as we all make our contributions to improving the health and wellbeing of people in Camden. For me, being part of my PPG helps me better understanding the concerns, priorities and contributions of the patients who attend my general practice.
I am looking forward to meeting representatives from all the PPGs at the CPPEG/ PPG summit on the 12th October and reading your feedback to the on-line survey before the event. It will be an important opportunity to explore ways we can work together, as well as alongside the many other people and organisations in Camden making a contribution.

I am looking forward to meeting representatives from all the PPGs at the CPPEG/ PPG summit on the 12th October and reading your feedback to the on-line survey before the event. It will be an important opportunity to explore ways we can work together, as well as alongside the many other people and organisations in Camden
making a contribution.

Please click here to read the full newsletter

 

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Minutes of PPG Meeting 23rd July 2015

Dear all, Please find below the attached minutes to the latest PPG meeting dated 28/04/2015.

Minutes of PPG Meeting 23rd July 2015


Not a member?

All caversham patients are welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. The groups aim is to foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. If you would like to join the PPG to attend futre meetings or if you would just like to hear updates via email please visit this page.

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Minutes of PPG Meeting 28th April 2015

Dear all, Please find below the attached minutes to the latest PPG meeting dated 28/04/2015.

Minutes of PPG Meeting 28th April 2015


Not a member?

All caversham patients are welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. The groups aim is to foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. If you would like to join the PPG to attend futre meetings or if you would just like to hear updates via email please visit this page.

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Now order your repeat prescriptions using Patient Access

As requested by patients we wanted to make the online repeat prescriptions ordering process simpler, less time consuming and more informative.

We are pleased to release the option where you can order your repeat prescription using Patient Access. To re order your prescription using this service just log in, click ‘re order repeat prescription’ and tick the medications that you would like to re order.

You can also click the 2015-07-14_17-01-16 button next to each of your medications to access medication/ condition leaflets from www.patient.co.uk written by GPs for patients.

You can also check the status of your prescription request from the home page to see if it is still pending, accepted or rejected. We aim to complete and make available all prescription requests within 2 working days of request.

For patients already signed up to Patient Access you don’t need to do anything more to use this; it’s now available when you log in.

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To find out more, including how to sign up for patient access please visit this page

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Minutes of PPG Meeting 21st October 2014

Dear all, Please find below the attached minutes to the latest PPG meeting dated 03/06/2014.

  Minutes of PPG Meeting 21st October 2014


Not a member?

All caversham patients are welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. The groups aim is to foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. If you would like to join the PPG to attend futre meetings or if you would just like to hear updates via email please visit this page.

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NHS Patient Online – Coming Soon

NHS England have directed practices to offer to patients access to the following online services to enhanced the IT-related aspects to providing health and care in both Primary and Secondary care settings. We are going to implement these changes by 31 March 2015.

This includes introducing the Summary Care Record and Patient Access to grant access to viewing certain details of their medical record securely online.

Please see this document for more information:

NHS Patient Online – Practice Statement of Intent

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Patient Participation Group Meeting Minutes

Dear all, Please find below the attached minutes to the latest PPG meeting dated 03/06/2014.

  Minutes of PPG Meeting 3 June 2014


Not a member?

All caversham patients are welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. The groups aim is to foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. If you would like to join the PPG to attend futre meetings or if you would just like to hear updates via email please visit this page.

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Appointment Availability

We are aware that we have had a very restricted availability of routine appointments recently. This has been due to a combination of staff sickness, annual leave and unexpectedly heavy demand.  We know this is a problem and are seeking address this problem in a number of different ways.

Where possible the GPs are offering additional appointments and cancelling all but the most important commitments outside the practice.  We are also attempting to recruit some short term locums to help with the current shortage of appointments. We continue to offer same day access for urgent problems. Please bear with us during a difficult period for the practice.

The Caversham Group Practice Partners.

Please see this video from the British Medical Association, who are running a national campaign about the workload in General Practice:

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Patient Access is now live!

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We have just launched Patient Access, which is an electronic system that allows you to book appointments over the web 24/7 without the need to call the surgery within opening hours.

You can either register online and start booking appointments straight away or alternatively you can come in to the surgery to collect a letter which will guide you through the registration process and provide you with all the details you need to get started.

In the future we will add more features to this which may include viewing your medical records online and ordering repeat prescriptions, though this is not quite ready.

Click Here – To visit our dedicated page to Patient Access

Patient online FAQ’s

 

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New Website!

Finally!

Please explore the website, and if you would like to leave any feedback or feature requests please fill out the the below form and we will consider any additions or review any of our current content.

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Patient Survery

Caversham Group Practice along with Patient Participation Group (PPG) would like to do a patient survey to get feedback from patients.

Please see the details of our last PPG meeting and also an update on our Listening Space garden located here.

We would be grateful if you can take few minutes to complete the survey via survey monkey link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FH2MGZF.

The deadline to send in your responses is 31st May 2018.

The results of the survey will  be discussed in our next PPG meeting on 19th June 2-4pm.

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London Living Wage Employers

The Caversham Group Practice is proud to announce we are now

accredited London Living Wage Employers

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